Does medication help food addiction?

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Dr. Adi Jaffe, PhD
Addiction Medicine
There is some evidence that medications that help other addictions, like naltrexone for instance, can also be helpful for individuals who are struggling with food addictions. This is most likely to be true when the addiction to highly rewarding foods like sugar is driven by the pleasure the foods provide, rather than situations in which the food is used for coping with trauma.

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